News

28-02-19 MAG says: Keep Calm and Carry On
Reports were flying around parts of the press and social media yesterday of a new EU ruling meaning on-board restricting computers will be fitted to all new motorcycles to stop them speeding. The reports were not accurate
 
26-02-19 MAG to contribute to Young Driver Focus conference
MAG is participating in a one-day event for road safety professionals to consider ways to reduce collisions and casualties among young, less experienced bikers.
 
19-02-19 MAG asks for clarification on Sadiq’s ”Scrap for Cash” scheme
In a flurry of Valentine’s Day media, Sadiq Khan announced that he plans to double his “Scrap for Cash” polluting vehicle fund, stating that the “£48 million combined scheme will help scrap older vans for the capital’s micro-business owners and help low-income Londoners scrap older cars”. MAG asks “Will the Mayor extend the love by confirming that the fund will also assist the owners of older motorcycles?”
 
14-02-19 MAG holds talks with United Nations on environment
MAG has held its first meeting with the United Nations Environment Department to create a shared policy framework in relation to the role of motorcycles and the environmental agenda for transport.
 
18-01-19 Help us catch a potential road killer
MAG is offering up to £1,000 to catch a potential road killer. MAG has announced a £1,000 reward for information leading to the successful prosecution of the individual responsible for a 'hit & run' incident near the Squires Café Bar in North Yorkshire, where a car driver left a seriously injured motorcyclist, Matthew Ramsden, lying on the road with his damaged motorcycle.
 
17-01-19 MAG to work with the United Nations on transport policy
MAG will be working in partnership with the United Nations on motorcycling’s role in global transport policy. MAG has received communication from the United Nations Environment Department, expressing their eagerness to work with the Motorcycle Action Group on promoting modal shift towards powered two and three wheelers.
 
10-01-19 MAG praises MP’s hard line against dangerous drivers
MAG has welcomed the tough position expressed by Conservative MP Peter Heaton-Jones regarding the sentencing of dangerous drivers. MAG’s Regional Representative in the South West, Tracy Smith, has received a welcome boost to the campaign for justice against potential killer drivers, whose actions risk the safety of other road users - including motorcyclists.
 
08-01-19 How ‘NICE’ is advice on road planning?
MAG questions why a health group is venturing into the complex world of road planning - and perhaps missing the point of our roads.
 
04-01-19 MAG, ULEZ and exemption of older motorcycles
Update on: Honda, BMW, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Harley Davidson, KTM, Lexmoto, Aprilia, Husqvarna, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Royal Enfield, Triumph, Norton, Gilera, Vespa.
 
02-01-19 MAG starts the New Year determined to build on successes
MAG is looking forward to continuing to build on the good work achieved during 2018. MAG is ready to continue defending riders’ rights and to contribute to the decision-making processes at national and local government levels.
 
20-12-18 MAG praises tolls precedent at Severn Bridges
MAG has welcomed the ‘kept promise’ of removing all tolls from the Severn Bridge crossings, after 52 years of charges.
 
30-11-18 MAG meets Mayor Khan: and it’s good news
MAG has held a long-awaited meeting with Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The result of the exchange gives room for optimism amongst the motorcycling community.
 
20-11-18 MAG on Government approach to bike theft: ‘lucky in London, lazy in Britain’
MAG has been fighting motorcycle theft - and challenged the Home Office to do more. The Government’s self-congratulatory approach was condemned by MAG’s Director of Campaigns & Political Engagement, Colin Brown.
 
18-11-18 MAG asks: Road Safety - what do you think?
As motorcyclists, we don’t ride out hoping to be killed or seriously injured. We all have a vested interest in staying alive. So what’s gone wrong with the road safety agenda, and why are we made to feel like the accused instead of the victims?
 
16-11-18 MAG asks: Clean Air Zones - logic or tragic?
MAG claims modal shift to motorcycles reduces congestion and pollution in the UK. MAG’s guidance document clearly shows the evidence - in a manner that hasn’t been challenged by ANY audience so far. What do YOU think?
 
15-11-18 MAG asks: Bus Lanes - to bike or not to bike?
AG asks: do you want us to continue our successful campaign for motorcycle access to bus lanes? Nationally, more and more transport authorities are seeing the sense in adopting a bus lanes access policy for bikers, with Nottingham City Council the latest to announce a trial.
 
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